I have been running the above scheme of work this term with my Year 10 class. The majority of the class are generally fairly low ability but so far they have produced some great work that they are enjoying.
We are moving on to developing designs for the ceramic pieces after the half term but I wanted to share the SOW now as I have some free time. Hopefully once the students have created their final pieces I will add some photos of their work! In the meantime I have photographed some of the pages out of their sketchbook for you to see some of the development work.
Right click on the link and select save as… to save the SOW Word Document: Yr10 Fantastic and Strange SOW
For the respective Pinterest Board please follow this link: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pipsticks/art-fantastic-and-strange-gcse-theme/
WOW! What a term! In my mind I always feel like the Summer term should be the easiest, its the shortest and it should be the wind down… But it never is! What with the last rush to get work finished ready for marking, the Art Exhibition, exam marking and moderation, detailed reports to write for the year, not to mention end of term activity days out… So I have not had two minutes to spare to update my blog.
But now that I have finished for the summer I have set some time aside to upload a scheme of work that I have used for the last few years for my Year 10 classes in the Summer term. It is based on a visit to Brighton but you could adapt it for a visit to any local place of interest.
Scheme of Work (Word DocX) – YR10 ART Sense of Place
Scheme of Work (Word Doc) – YR10 ART Sense of Place
Pinterest Board – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/art-a-sense-of-brighton-gcse/?etslf=4019&eq=sense
I recently took students on a trip to London to visit The Art of the Brick exhibition at the Truman Gallery in Brick Lane. The exhibition features more than 80 sculptures all made from LEGO by the artist Nathan Sawaya.
Here is an extract from the website ‘Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on LEGO® as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO® pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.’
The students really enjoyed the exhibition and were amazed by what you can create from just simple LEGO bricks. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit and with any year group!
To find out where the exhibition will be next visit his website at http://brickartist.com/
Sorry for the lack of posts recently but my wedding combined with the honeymoon means I have been off the radar for a while.
So first week back after the Easter break I took the year 10 artists on a drawing and photography trip to Brighton. The theme of the current unit of work is Sense of Place, so the pupils were trying to capture the sense of Brighton in their drawings and photographs. Before the trip I had introduced them to a range of travel illustrators and to the work of Martin Parr.
I think the pupils enjoyed the day and most gathered a good range of sketches and photographs (despite the classic English rain). When I see them next they will be presenting the best of their images in their sketchbooks. They will also be using them to produce some screen, lino and mono prints over the coming weeks.